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Balafon Beach Resort, a piece of hidden paradise

My Magazine 2022/01
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Set on the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean in the popular coastal town of Kololi in The Gambia, Balafon Beach Resort is an adults only hotel (16+) offering a unique blend of traditional and modern architecture.

Established in 2016 the hotel was created with the vision of providing guests with a traditional African styled vacation with a contemporary modern twist.

On entering this delightful hotel you will immediately sense its individual warm, friendly and laid back atmosphere. Surrounded by shimmering pools and tropical gardens the hotel sits in an exceptional location on the beach at Kololi.


Balafon Beach Resort on the Gambia’s ‘Smiling Coast’ of West Africa is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing and well-deserved break.

All rooms at Balafon have been carefully positioned within the resort to offer guests a premium choice of sea-view, private swim-up pool entry, a direct pool-side view or a more relaxed garden experience.


The pools at Balafon were designed with the environment in mind. The two large pools are heated using a modern solar system and an energy efficient heat pump has been installed to limit energy waste.  Fountains have been installed to add to the aesthetics of these two beautiful pools and at night LED coloured lights enhance their ambience. Around the edge of the main large pool is a sunbathing deck with specially designed in-pool sunbeds where you can relax and read a book and stay cool at the same time. The large plunge pool styled Jacuzzi which can be found at the end of the mock lazy river uses the same modern energy efficient processes and can heat up to a maximum of 33 degrees if required.

Two large fresh water swimming pools designed using leading edge technology and a mock lazy river meander through tropical gardens to a plunge style jacuzzi pool. Head towards the ocean and you will find Balafon’s on site beachside bar and restaurant.

Breakfast at Balafon is served buffet style, with eggs cooked to your liking and limitless tea and coffee served to you while you enjoy the warm morning’s sea breeze. For many guests, breakfast direct on the beach is one of the most unique and breathing experience you will have while staying there.

At lunch we offer a beach snack style menu and for dinner the menu is a la carte with options of both traditional and Continental cuisine. Various themed music, BBQs and dining nights take place throughout the week.

Are you ready to book your vacation in The Gambia?

Book directly with www.balafonresort.com

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